Attracting Today’s Restaurant Workers Amid Staggering Shortages
QSR Magazine 8/26
Not a week goes by without news of the country’s worsening labor shortage. For restaurants and other industries that rely on young, entry level workers, the divide has left franchisees and business owners grappling with a clear path forward that fixes their employment problem without draining their resources.
Restaurants Get Creative to Attract and Keep Workers
Restaurant Business 8/25
Around the country, restaurants large and small are adding new tricks to their toolboxes when it comes to hiring and keeping workers.
Food Industry Policy
California lawmakers weigh statewide vaccination requirement for indoor restaurants, venues
Sacramento Bee 8/25
Nearly everyone in California could be required to prove they’re fully vaccinated before entering restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms, hotels, stadiums and other indoor establishments under a draft of a proposed new law.
OpenTable Joins With Secure ID Firm CLEAR To Streamline Vaccine Verification For Diners, Restaurant
CBS KPIX 8/25
As San Francisco and other major cities begin requiring proof of a COVID vaccination for indoor dining, online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable is partnering with secure identity firm CLEAR to help establishments check diners’ vaccine status.
On the Side
Democrats will pass the PRO Act by any means necessary
Washington Examiner 8/26
Though the PRO Act lacks sufficient Democratic support to pass the Senate through regular order, employers and workers should be on guard for those pushing the PRO Act to enact its anti-worker, anti-small business reforms by any means necessary.
S.F. faces ‘sluggish’ tourism recovery, with visitor spending below half of 2019 levels
San Francisco Chronicle 8/25
Tourists are returning to San Francisco, but a full recovery won’t come until around 2025, the city’s tourism bureau said Wednesday.